February 2013 Sheerline Perspectives

Are Managers Really Necessary?

11th February, 2013

Oliver Burkeman's series in the Guardian are a great source of practical self help advice and always delivered with a healthy dose of humour and scepticism. A recent one took my eye as the topic seemed to be very relevant to most of our clients. It was entitled "The Truth About Managers" and aimed to explore to the underlying reasons why all big organisations have managers who seem to act in a way that impedes and obstructs us at work.